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... years ago a cave was discovered in this rock containing the fossilized remains of deer and bear which are estimated to be over 50,000 years old.
In the 14th century AD there were 20 monasteries in Meteora. Ottoman armies in the 18th and 19th centuries burnt all but 6 to the ground. Mt. Athos is the biggest monastic center in Greece with 20 monasteries. Only men are allowed to visit Mt. Athos with a special ...
... 8217;t have the ornate mosaics or detailed paintings, but it was massive, stony, and somewhat simple, but still incredible. Beneath we got to go to the crypt where St. Nicholas’ body (well skeleton anyway) is. After a quick stop there we headed to the ferry. Protecting our bags and looking out for pickpockets we boarded. At first it seemed like we were getting ready to be shipped off in crates since we boarded where the cars and trucks drove on, but ...
... t force herself out of the room all night. We chose to stay at the Hotel Kastraki which is a beautiful looking place with, the gradually defrosting, Froso, our lovely very Greek lady host. Two rooms for EU 70.. what a bargain... internet in the rooms this time, yay we all breathed a sigh of relief and I even got my own room for these two nights with a balcony and all! As I said Gwendols was confined to quarters so after the obligatory ...
... feeling being up there…hard to describe it using plain words. Besides there are two museums inside, one going throughout the Greek History and another one introducing some customs and ethnicity of the people living in the monastery.
After spending roughly 1,5 hours in the Great Meteoron we decided to continue our journey to the next one called Varlaam Monastery. We also entered to this one but it was just way over to full of large guided groups of tourists. We noticed ...
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Pending Essays for Future Consideration:
- Time - Dimensions - Suspension Thereof
- Toilets & Showers